Author

MARGARET LaPIERRE

Licensed  Master Aesthetician, Licensed Master Aesthetics Instructor, Holistic Health Practitioner and Certified Aromatologist, specializing in clinical aesthetics, treating all types of skin conditions, skin of color and customization of aromatic blends for therapeutic use.

Appointed to the Board for Barbers and Cosmetology in 2013 to fill one of the two seats for Esthetics (Appointed by the Governor of Virginia).

Professor at the American College of Healthcare Sciences in the Holistic Spa Management program teaching the following courses:  Spa Management, Retail Management for the Spa Industry, and Aromatherapy for the Spa.

HEALTH SCIENCES

B.S. in Health & Wellness with a concentration in Health from Kaplan University – Suma Cum Laude

AESTHETIC TRAINING

Basic and Master level aesthetics training from American Spirit Institute

Dermatologic skin care, Skin care for Menopause and Hormonal Dysfunction from the Rayner Institute

Advanced Medical Aesthetics from the International Advanced Medical Aesthetics Institute

Certification in Osteopathy for Facial Esthetics from the London College of Osteopathy

HOLISTIC HEALTH AND AROMATHERAPY TRAINING

Diploma in holistic health practice and certification in aromatherapy from the Australasian College of Health Sciences with a concentration in nutrition, anatomy & physiology, pathology, pathophysiology, client consultation, herbalism, therapeutic, and customized blending of essential oils.

Complete a program in Osteopathy and Facial Esthetics at the London College of Osteopathy.

LECTURES

Presented workshops and lectures for organizations including:  Henrico Recreation & Parks, Henrico Dept. of Health, Maymont Foundation, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia and North Carolina Herb Associations and Southern Spa and Salon Conference.

WEBINARS

“Aromatherapy: Custom Blending for Clients” for the Associated Skin Care Professionals (2012)

“Creating a Part-Time Practice” for the Associated Skin Care Professionals (2012)

SEMINARS

“Hormones and Its Impact on the Skin” for the Southern Spa and Salon Conference (November 2017)

“Ingredients 101” for the Southern Spa and Salon Conference (November 2015)

“Protocols: To Delay Invasive Procedures” for the Southern Spa and Salon Conference (November 2015)

“Aromatherapy: Custom Blending for Clients” for the Southern Spa and Salon Conference (November 2014)

“Strategies for Success in Starting a Business” for the Southern Spa and Salon Conference (November 2014)

“Skin Care for Global Skin Tones” for the Southern Spa and Salon Conference (November, 2013)

COURSES CREATED

“Professional Development” for American Spirit Institute (July 2014)

“Holistic Health” for American Spirit Institute (2003)

“Clinical Aromatherapy” for American Spirit Institute (2001)

ASSOCIATIONS

Allied Professionals Association

American College of Healthcare Sciences Advisory Board

Associated Bodyworkers & Massage Professionals (AMBP)

Associated Skin Care Professionals (ASCP)

Association for Holistic Skin Care Professionals (AHSCP)

Highland Springs Technical Center Cosmetology Advisory Board

National Aesthetics Spa Network

National Coalition of Estheticians, Manufacturers/Distributors Association (NCEA)

Milady Publishers – Book Reviewer

Network for Enterprising Women – Scholarship Committees

Virginia Panel for Esthetic Licensure

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